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Hard Kabale Hospitals Hit Hard by Water Crisis

Dr. Gilbert Mateeka, the medical superintendent Rugaramo hospital says they are currently spending huge sums of money to fetch water to address the crisis and cater for the needs of the patients.

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A severe water crisis has hit Kabale regional referral and Rugarama hospitals. Kabale district plunged into a water supply crisis after the pump station was hit by a falling tree and has not yet been repaired. The water crisis hit hard Kabale Regional Referral and Rugarama hospitals forcing patient attendants to trek long distances in search for water or fork out 1000 shillings to buy a 20 liter Jerry can from boda boda motorists.

Sheila Kyoheirwe, a patient attendant at Kabale Regional referral hospital the water crisis is very challenging since they have spend too much money to get water. She appeals to the relevant authorities to do the needful to save the situation. Dr. Placid Mihayo, the medical Superintendent describes the situation as difficult. He says they currently use vehicles to fetch water at least 1000 liters of water from protected springs far away since there is no piped water in the entire Kabale municipality.

 

He says the water is used to cater for sensitive departments such as the Maternity, theater and hostels. Dr Mihayo argues that this involves spending huge sums of money. He calls on the National Water and Sewerage Corporation to fix the water programs as a soon as possible adding that, water problem has become rampant. At Rugaramo hospital, which is owned by Kigezi diocese the situation is not any different. Dr. Gilbert Mateeka, the medical superintendent Rugaramo hospital says they are currently spending huge sums of money to fetch water to address the crisis and cater for the needs of the patients.

 

He however, says the water is not enough, which forces patients and their attendants to move up and down in search of water. Frank Besigye Kyerere, a resident of Southern Division says water shortage has become the order of the day with NWSC blaming it on irregular power supply by UMEME. He however, advises NWSC to seek for an alternative power source to avert the water crisis.

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Daniel Munyaneza, the NWSC Kabale branch manager blames the water crisis on power problems. He however, calls for patience on the part of the water consumers as they do not have an alternative power source.

 

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